Toward a normative land systems science

Nielsen, Jonas Ø; de Bremond, Ariane; Roy Chowdhury, Rinku; Friis, Cecilie; Metternicht, Graciela; Meyfroidt, Patrick; Munroe, Darla; Pascual, Unai; Thomson, Allison (2019). Toward a normative land systems science. Current opinion in environmental sustainability, 38, pp. 1-6. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cosust.2019.02.003

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Science should provide solutions for societal transformations toward sustainability in the face of global environmental change. Land system science, as a systemic science focused on complex socio-ecological interactions around land use and associated trade-offs and synergies, is well placed to contribute to this agenda. This goal requires a stronger engagement with the normative implications of scientific practice, research topics, questions and results. We identify concerns as well as three concrete steps for land system science to more deeply contribute in normative issues. In particular, we encourage land system scientists to discuss explicitly the normative questions, values, perspectives and assumptions already present in our research, as well as to identify key normative research questions to contribute to societal transformations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Brémond, Ariane Carole

ISSN:

1877-3435

Publisher:

Elsevier

Projects:

[856] GLP International Project Office
[803] Cluster: Land Resources

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

29 Apr 2020 16:43

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 16:48

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.cosust.2019.02.003

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.141217

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/141217

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